Langford, Berkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Langford, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Langford, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bampton; Farringdon
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Faringdon
Registration District Faringdon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1675
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Witney
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Langford; Court of the Peculiar of Banbury
Location of Archive
Berkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Langford is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and mostly in Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Faringdon, Little Farringdon, Radcutt, Radcot, Radcott, and Grafton. has a more detailed description of this location.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Langford, Berkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.[1]
Langford, Berkshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
OFHS 1538-2000

As this parish is mostly in Oxfordshire, the records are listed under that county in the FamilySearch Catalog.

The original films are held by the Berkshire Record Office. To learn more about this collection through click here.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241200.
To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.

  • findmypast (fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as
  • The but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a free based UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Langford in Berkshire in GENUKI
  • Langford Oxfordshire in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 23 January 2014.